Pop-Up Markets


MinorOak celebrates its history as a 1930s market building with occasional Saturday pop-ups, coordinating with Sneinton Market Square and Sneinton Market Avenues. MinorOak’s markets always concentrate on local makers, vintage, upcycling, and direct trade. MinorOak has hosted dozens of pop-up markets, including Christmas markets, Ethical Markets, LARP (Live Action Role Play) markets, Pagan Markets, and privately managed market events.

Keep scrolling down for a list of what to send if you want to take part; it’s at the bottom of the page. But first, the upcoming markets…


Christmas Spirit Market: 28 November, 2020

CANCELLED. Sorry, but this is non-essential retail and falls under the prohibitions in the lockdown.


Christmas Market Weekend: 4-5-6 December!


We’re hoping the market weekend goes forward!

The weekend of December 4-6 is the season’s biggest event on the Avenues. MinorOak is hosting just a small part of it: pitches inside and next to our unit at the corner of Gedling Street and Avenue A.

  • Inside and beside MinorOak
  • Indoor and outdoor pitches available
  • Outdoor pitches are for Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday (you must be there all three days)
  • Indoor pitches are for Saturday and Sunday only (you must be there both days)
  • Gazebos and tables provided
  • Three dates:
    • December 4 (Friday, outside pitches only): 3pm – 8 or 9pm
    • December 5 (Saturday): 10am to 4pm or 6pm
    • December 6 (Sunday): 11am to 3pm
  • Table fees:
    • £50 Sat-Sun, inside
    • £75 Fri-Sat-Sun, outside
  • Also happening: Avenues Independant Market, open studios, vegan market

Winter Solstice Market: 12 December


The Winter Solstice Market has a full slate of traders for the MinorOak indoor and outdoor pitches. We can accommodate one insured trader with a gazebo.

Please let us know if you’d like to be on the waiting list or would like the gazebo pitch.

Let’s bring light and warmth to the darkest part of the year!

  • 10am to 4pm
  • Inside and beside MinorOak
  • Indoor and outdoor pitches available
  • Gazebos and tables provided
  • Table fee: £25, no VAT
  • This one’s a stand-alone.

Last Minute Gifts Market: 19 December


We’re hoping the Last Minute Gifts Market goes forward!

This is the last Saturday before Christmas. Let’s beat the high street!

  • 10am to 4pm
  • Inside and beside MinorOak
  • Indoor and outdoor pitches available
  • Gazebos and tables provided
  • Table fee: £25, no VAT
  • There will be an Avenues Independant Market and Open Studios on the same day.
  • Dee will be handing out free cups of mulled apple juice

Trader Information


Please use the contact form or e-mail dee@minoroak.com if you are interested in trading. Dee will need your:

  • Business name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail
  • link to at least one website or social media account with photos of your recent work, if possible.
  • A short description (1-2 sentences) of what you do
  • 2-5 photos of your work that can be used in the publicity
  • Your instagram @, if you have one.
  • Your traders’ insurance (if you don’t have any, please say so – we may have a work-around)
  • The market or markets you are interested in
  • Whether or not your pitch preference is a deal-breaker

What can you expect as a trader at MinorOak?

  • Free coffee, tea and snacks
  • Clean toilets, including one that is wheelchair accessible
  • An indoor market space that
    • has infrared heaters
    • is wheelchair accessible
    • has a Stas hanging system for art
    • has a market banner for over the door
  • Lockable rooms where you can keep extra items, handbags, etc.
  • A helpful and attentive organiser